Tonight I am going to see the musical CHESS again. It’s the tenth time I will have been to see it since it first opened in the West End in the 1980s. It’s a cold war story, with music by the men from Abba and lyrics by Tim Rice. To be honest I am not a great fan of musicals, but CHESS is different to the rest. I know virtually every song off by heart, but will do my best not to sing along.

It’s being performed in a theatre (the Union Theatre in Southwark) which only has a capacity of 50 people, so that will make it very different. I once saw it at a dinner theatre in Boulder, Colorado, where the cast serve a meal before the performance. It was a very strange experience in some ways, but extremely enjoyable. This new production has had rave reviews, so I am looking forward to it very much,